My Plan to be FABULOUS in my 50’s

 
I turned 50 this year and I can’t say that I love it…

I told myself that I wasn’t going to get all freaked out by a simple number but I think I accidently did. In my defense, I SWEAR my body KNEW I was going to turn half-a-hundred, and it started to rebel!

My body is so much more tired and sore after exercise. It is also so much LOUDER than it used to be especially when I wake up in the morning (no more sneaking up on anyone, I guess)!

I can’t see as well anymore either, so I am the proud new owner of BIFOCALS! I could have put them off another year, but my arms would have had to grow another 6 inches for me to read anything.

The wear and tear of using (abusing?) my body over the years has caught up with me too. I am particularly regretting using my teeth to open packages and hold clothes hangers over the years. My (very young) dentist is (probably) financing her lake cabin with my dental work!
 

But you know what? Despite it all, I am happier.

There is a certain peace that you can feel when the busyness of the 40’s has passed, and you get to finally slow down and enjoy your life.

It is also a time when you get to do things for yourself without guilt. I spent the last few years at REI (one of my happy places) collecting the necessary equipment to go backpacking in the woods. I hope to go at least 3x this summer!

There is also a certain amount of contentment that comes with not giving two $hits about what others think about my life, looks, or actions. If I want to wear running clothes and no make-up most of my life… so be it. I honestly don’t stress-out about it.
 

I think the next decade is going to be good. I only need to make sure I stay on track with my self-care plan.
 

My personal plan…

I need to continue to fight the negative thoughts that spin around in my head, which has always been a struggle for me. Those who know me understand that I run a little hotter on the anxiety scale so mindfulness, exercise, and nutrition is so important.

I also need to add some strength training into my exercise routine. I am still trying to figure out what to do and how to fit it into my life.

Lastly, and perhaps my greatest challenge, is to continue to challenge myself to do more “scary things.” Again, anxiety makes me want to hang out with Kona at home!

Anyway, that’s my plan to be Fabulous in my 50’s! What’s yours?
 

If you would like to join my new small group Back on Track: Fabulous Over 50, please grab a friend and let’s schedule a free 30-minute consultation. Let’s see if you can put yourself first and learn to LOVE your FABULOUS 50’s!

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